You know the benefits of working out. But motivating yourself to work out is another matter. No matter how much you may need it, people tend to bargain themselves out of working out.
If you are in such a situation, then all you need are a few reasons to take those bargaining chips away.
As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can help you manage your weight and live a healthier lifestyle, here is why you should start that today:
Mood & Mind
Exercise can bring quick and subtle changes to your body and drastic ones to your behavior.
You will slowly change your physical outlook but the faster impact will be on your mind and mood.
A daily workout routine gives you a new perception on how you see yourself. Your confidence improves, which automatically gives your mood a boost.
The release of adrenaline and endorphins relaxes you and makes you happy.
This first reason should be enough for you to get moving but if you need more continue down the list.
This may surprise a lot of people but a short aerobic workout is all that you need to get your creative juices flowing.
A study proves that if you have a mental block, you should take an exercise break to get rid of it.
People bang their heads against the desk, procrastinate and do all sorts of unproductive things to get past the block.
You no longer have to do all that. All you need to search for inspiration is a short workout, which will do the trick. Get yourself moving to get your mind moving.
If you start working out right this day, you will be motivated to eat healthy.
It starts with one choice to get the ball rolling. That choice is working out.
The work you start putting into your exercise will matter and this newfound lifestyle change will bring other positive changes in your life.You will notice that you will move away from unhealthy meals and opt for healthier alternatives.
This is more prominent for people who take up sports like boxing, basketball, football, etc. that require them to cut greasy and fatty foods from their diet. Try gearing up a pair of boxing gloves or studs and see your diet condition yourself.
Working out daily is one of the very few activities that can help improve your memory, a benefit that can never be ignored.
Memory decline is a norm of the aging process. As you get older you find it more and more difficult to remember details and information. Exercise can counteract all that.
This fact alone should get your off your couch and start exercising right away.
Better Night’s Sleep
Having trouble sleeping? Exercise is the cure.
When you exercise during the day, you tire your body and your sleep will improve when you hit the bed at night.
Exercise decreases your stress levels that helps with the quality of sleep. A good night’s sleep in turn gives you the energy to exercise better. You need to start this cycle right now.
Many of you may believe that exercising in the morning drains all your energy. That is the furthest thing from the truth.
Exercising early in the day gives you a better boost than coffee or an energy drink. The natural high that the exercise gives makes you more alert and on point.
It wakes up your body and gets the energy flow going. You can use the energy flow for the rest of the day.
Strong and Flexible
Weight management and healthy lifestyle are not the only benefits of working out daily. You are also strengthening your muscles, building your endurance and adding flexibility to your body are the biggest advantages of daily exercise.
Any minor pains and aches will disappear as your body gets stronger and your range of motion is improved.
Just go down the list and you will see the improvements that a daily workout provides. Your physical and mental health will improve. You will be more productive throughout the day with the energy boost. Every area of your life will be feel the positive impact of exercising.
So what are you waiting for? Start exercising today!
Nicola Anderson is a 25 year old sports journalist based in UK. She loves watching MMA and boxing when she is not writing for various websites and blogs on sports, fitness and nutrition. She is a metal head and works out to tracks by Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, AC/DC and Slayer.